Every SCDC student must complete at least 3 internship credit hours to graduate.
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To be eligible for an internship, you must have:
All students intending to complete DMCA 499 Internship must attend an internship workshop at least one semester prior to doing their internship.
Because of its many prerequisites, you can't add a DMCA 499 (undergraduate internship) class to your schedule like a normal class.
Here’s what you do:
*Because the prerequisite approvals and contract take time to complete, you need to give yourself plenty of time to register. Contact Professor John Rost at firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions.
A 3-credit-hour internship requires that you work at least 180 hours.
The first 3 credit hours of your internship must be completed within your major – not your minor. Internships must be completed during the semester in which you are registered for the course. Additionally, you cannot receive credit for an internship that you have completed but were not registered for prior to interning.
You may find that you like your internship so much that you want to continue for more than one semester. If so, you will need to fill out a separate contract for each additional semester you want course credit.
You may get paid for your internship. In fact, we hope you do.
It may be possible for you to use your current job as your internship. But remember- your job duties must line up with your objectives and be related to your field of study. Each internship site must be individually approved by your faculty internship advisor, John Rost at email@example.com.
Telecommuting or virtual internships only apply if you are being paid at least minimum wage by the employer for all of the required 180 hours.